North Korean dictator Kim-Jong, who is engaged in acquiring lethal missiles, is fascinated by the grain on the economic front. Due to this the dictator has ordered people to have ‘less food’ by the year 2025. Kim Jong has given many reasons to complicate the problem of the growing food crisis in the country. Kim said that the food crisis in the country has deepened due to supply disruptions and production not meeting the target in the agriculture sector. Due to this, the prices of food grains and other essential food items have increased very much in the country.
Heavy rains this year also caused damage to the crop. Sensing the seriousness of the situation, the Central Military Commission of the ruling Workers’ Party held a meeting and brainstormed the situation. Earlier in April too, Kim Jong had asked the authorities to start a ‘difficult march’ again to give some relief to the public from the difficulties. The phrase was used in North Korea in the 90s when the country was battling a severe famine. About 30 lakh people died in this. Then after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, North Korea stopped getting aid.
Barriers to trade with China:
According to a source associated with the dictator’s team, Kim has also made it clear that the food crisis will continue until the year 2025. Officials said cross-border trade between North Korea and China is unlikely to resume in the next four years.
Danger of starvation
The United Nations has also expressed the threat of starvation in North Korea in view of the growing food crisis in North Korea. Especially the difficulties of the poor people have increased a lot.
Major cause of food crisis
1-Pandemic has disrupted supply due to other stringent measures like lockdown
2-International sanctions cut off North Korea from the rest of the world
3- The cyclonic storm that came last year has also affected the agriculture sector.
4-Depending too much on China for the economy is also a reason